Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, This is Living Ministries disciples those affected by incarceration and addiction with Biblical Principles. Teaching them how to live out these principles in their own home, church, workplace, and community.

Our Story

Women with a heart to see lives restored met as a group of jail ministry volunteers. We all felt passionate about helping women after incarceration. As we were seeking to find resources for them, we realized there was a huge need for housing, training, clothing, and spiritual formation. With a recidivism rate of 86% in our local county jail and those of the surrounding rural counties, we decided to turn our vision into a mission. 

 

Meet the Team

But my life means nothing to me. My only goal is to finish the race. I want to complete the work the Lord Jesus has given me. He wants me to tell others about the good news of God’s grace. -Acts 20:24

Lindsay Holloway

Founder & Executive Director

Lindsay Holloway lived a life of addiction and incarceration for over 8 years. Since being set free from these strongholds, she is driven to shine a light to lead people to Jesus’ transformative love. She has been sharing her testimony for 7 years in jails, prisons, schools, and churches. She serves as the Putnam County Women’s Jail Ministry Leader for Life Church. She also partners with other nonprofits such as the Beacon Center of Tennessee, ERLC, and Prison Fellowship as an advocacy speaker for criminal justice reform policies. She lives in Baxter, TN with her husband, Derek Holloway, and daughter, Morgan Holloway. Derek and Lindsay lead a small group at Life Church to disciple men and women coming out of incarceration and addiction.

Linda Vickers

Chairman of the Board/ Treasurer

Linda Vickers is married to Richard Vickers and lives in Cookeville, TN. They have three children and 5 grandchildren. She attends Life Church where she has volunteered with the Jail Ministry for 3 years, and she has ministered to women recovering from addiction for 8 years. In the past, Linda served, alongside her husband, as a deacon’s wife in two different churches for 16 years. She has also lead a nursing home ministry, taught in children’s church, and has been a volunteer for Teen Challenge and Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Linda and Richard have owned and operated L & R Cleaning Service in Cookeville TN for 18 years.

Leslie Scott

Secretary of the Board

Kayla Richter

Board Member

Kayla Richter was born and raised in Cookeville, TN and is an affiliate broker with The Realty Firm. She has 3 beautiful kids and married to Rik. Kayla attends Trinity Assembly, and she volunteers for This is Living, a small group of those coming out of incarceration and addiction, at Life Church. Kayla is looking forward to serving as a board member of This Is Living Ministry.